Getting A Commercial Painting Estimate
Portland building owners and operators know that keeping up with their building’s maintenance is important to maintain their commercial property values. With this in mind, many business owners are consistently thinking of ways of protecting the value of their investment. One of the most effective ways to accomplish this is through painting updates and as such, they turn to commercial painting contractors to do the commercial painting work.
Painting the interior and exterior of your commercial building is one of the most effective ways to increase curb appeal and improve the overall aesthetic. It is also important for regular maintenance and the overall longevity of your building.
Before diving into a commercial painting project, it’s important to get an estimate from a reputable company. If you have never experienced the process of connecting with a commercial painter and the steps that go into understanding a painting estimate, we’ll help you. The experts at Arrowhead Painting share some guidelines that will help ensure you understand what to expect when getting a painting estimate for your business.
How to Book an Estimate
Booking a trusted and reputable painting company is the first step in the process of making updates to your building. By doing some research, checking referrals, and reading reviews given for companies by previous clients, you’ll be able to understand what type of work the painting contractors in your area have done.
Reviews left on trusted sites such as Yelp, Google, and the Better Business Bureau, as well as searches for business profiles on social media platforms can give you a general idea of what projects companies have completed and what services they offer. Narrowing down your search to two or three companies to get a few bids on your painting project is a wise choice to understand what options you have moving forward. Calling or booking estimates online are the most common ways to schedule your estimate, which should be at no cost to you.
During Your Consultation
When your painting contractor arrives for your estimate, they will bring with them everything they need to assess your space and give you a complete breakdown of services, including the price of materials, labor costs, and timeline you can expect.
To give you a clear and concise picture of what your project will include, your contractor will need information from you to understand the vision of your project as well as limitations, such as the times your business is occupied and expectations you have for your building during the process. This conversation will be led by your contractor and will include your preference as to paint brand as well as their recommendations for the best types and brands of commercial-grade paints.
If a company’s information isn’t easily found on its website, it is important to ask for insurance information during your consultation. All professional painting contractors are licensed and insured and are happy to provide this information upon request. Additionally, OSHA training and standards should be upheld by the painters assigned to your project. The project itself should also be guaranteed with a warranty on the paint and work completed, which should be provided before work commences.
What Your Quote Should Include
Once you’ve completed the consultation, you will receive an itemized breakdown of the cost. This bid for the project may look different from one contractor to another but should generally include the same information. Your estimate should be clear, easy to understand, and include all the information you need to make an informed decision about which company to select.
Many companies offer a line-by-line cost breakdown in their quotes. This makes it easier for clients to understand the costs. There are many conditions that can affect the price of a project, so it’s helpful to obtain bids from a few companies before choosing one to move forward with.
Hiring A Painting Contractor
Hiring a contractor means entering into a working relationship with people who will care for your building. Look for a contractor who will be transparent with their work and any challenges that may come along the way. When choosing a contractor, their work as well as your comfort level with their painters is important for your peace of mind.
Remember, you are in control when it comes to your building and the painting project you move forward with. Make sure you choose a contractor that you feel comfortable bringing concerns and requests to so that you are left with a well-completed project and a great partnership with your contractor.
Preparing For a Painting Project
Once you’ve chosen your contractor and scheduled a timeframe for your project, all that is left to do is confirm your contract. Before signing, you should confirm any details that you may be unsure of and keep an open line of communication with your contractor to ensure you are completely satisfied with the end result.
Booking a painting estimate for your commercial building can be a great experience when you choose the right contractor. Thankfully Arrowhead Commercial Painting offers quality work at great prices. Our team offers fully integrated services from fast free estimates to polished clean-up. Contact us today to see if we are the right fit for your next commercial painting project.